Chris Price

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Existentialism on Main Street: The Rock & Roll Philosophy of Albert Camus

(8) Comments | Posted 2 January 2013 | (14:32)


On 4 January 1960 Albert Camus, the writer, absurdist philosopher and beloved intellectual pin-up of post-war France, was returning to Paris from his home in Provence after the Christmas holiday. Just short of his destination, the Facel Vega in which he was...

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Less Atheism, More Humanism

(125) Comments | Posted 24 December 2012 | (23:00)

Atheism is a dirty word. But not as dirty, apparently, as humanism.

Recently published census data shows that the number of non-religious people in England and Wales has risen from 15 to 25% in the past ten years. Never mind that the actual figure is probably a good deal...

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Kim Jong-il & Vaclav Havel: What Would Hitch Think?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 December 2011 | (23:00)

Am I the only person outside North Korea and China who was saddened to learn of the Dear Leader's passing? At the risk of giving you the wrong idea, I confess a tiny part of me grieved for the death of Kim Jong Il this weekend in precisely equal measure...

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And For My Next Midlife Crisis: It's A Shame About Ray

(4) Comments | Posted 11 December 2011 | (23:00)


"What came first - the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music?" High Fidelity, Nick Hornby

I have a pet theory that needs walking, concerning the differing ways in...

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I Hate Myself & I Want To Die: The Deadly Embrace of Rock Music & Suicide

(9) Comments | Posted 21 September 2011 | (00:00)

"I think self-destruction is honourable. It's an act of great control."

In a strong field these words are the most reckless and idiotic that Morrissey has ever uttered in public. Aired two years ago...

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Australian Idolatry: Evangelical Christians Resurrecting the Music Industry

(11) Comments | Posted 15 September 2011 | (00:00)

2011-09-13-P1000301.JPGPrime Minister Julia Gillard may be an avowed atheist, but if the Australian music-buying public is anything to go by, she's a tad out of step with her electorate. You might say she's not singing from the same hymn sheet. God Is...

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Soundtracking 9/11

(6) Comments | Posted 11 September 2011 | (15:04)

If you ever hear Haunted Dancehall (Nursery Remix) by Sabres of Paradise on daytime Radio 1, turn the TV on. Something terrible has just happened, possibly involving the death of the queen or an untold number of her subjects. If you're a fan of ambient and chill-out music, try watching...

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